I was at the July session of the Illinois District Council of the PAW (Pentecostal Assemblies of the World) yesterday and had just been in the first part of a terrific leadership seminar based on the book The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell. They had put some copies of the book out for sale at the registration table and I stopped to ask how much they were selling for as I passed by to go to the ladies room. I was told they were $25.00. I said I could not afford it. They asked if I would like a copy and I thought they had not heard me and I said, “Yes, but I can’t afford it.” That was not entirely true. I did have that much, or close to it in my wallet but it was all of the cash I had so I was not going to spend it on a book, especially when I have so many I do not read.
After the second part of the seminar began, (and I had started to fall asleep) the lady next to me tapped me and handed me this book which had been passed to her to give to me. I found out that it was from one of the ladies at the registration table. I have often heard of God using people to be a blessing to others and I tried to be generous and help whenever I could, but I had not been on the receiving end until the last three days and I would not have received them if I had not mentioned having a need.